lumpectomy


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lumpectomy

the surgical removal of a tumour in a breast
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lumpectomy

[ləm′pek·tə·mē]
(medicine)
Surgical removal of a tumor in the breast along with a small amount of surrounding tissue.
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Another important thing to note is that radiation treatment to the breast is usually mandatory after lumpectomy, whereas in early breast cancers, radiation treatment is not required after mastectomy.
"A lumpectomy is seen as routine, no big deal," Tang said.
Lumpectomy This procedure removes the tumor and a border of tissue around it (possibly also some/all of the lymph nodes in your armpit), with the aim of leaving as much as possible of the breast intact.
San Agustin said Filipinos may also be turned off by lumpectomy due to the radiation therapy that's required after.
There will be differences on body image satisfaction, distress and resilience between lumpectomy type and mastectomy type of breast cancer surgery.
The study pre-specified two strata for intraoperative radiotherapy during the lumpectomy (pre-pathology) or as a second procedure after the initial surgery (post-pathology).
Twenty-five percent of women who opted for a lumpectomy eventually had to undergo re-excision due to lingering cancer cells.
The device can be used during oncoplastic surgery and reconstructive lumpectomy to help mark the surgical site as the breast's shape and contour is maintained.
In Reply.--We agree that the evaluation of lumpectomy margins is fraught with limitations and pitfalls, many of which were enumerated in the Society of Surgical Oncology-American Society for Radiation Oncology consensus guideline.
The findings of this landmark study confirm earlier reports, which showed that radiation after lumpectomy can reduce local recurrence but does not improve survival.
ER- and/or PR-positive cancer: "Depending on the stage of the cancer, the first treatment is surgery, and then radiation if there was a lumpectomy, and possibly chemotherapy," says Dr.
Gale was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012 and needed a lumpectomy, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.